Information for Students and Researchers Affected by the War in Ukraine

Information for Students and Prospective Students

The University of Bremen offers several ways to start or continue your studies.

The option with less buerocracy is to join us as a vising student if you already started your university studies. Required are language skills on level B2 (GER) in the language of instruction (German or English). Please see below for the details.

The Academy HERE AHEAD [] offers German language and study prepartion courses prepare for degree studies for refugees.

Of course you are welcome to apply for regular studies

If - because of the war - you do not have access to some of your educational documents or could not participate in exams: We still invite you to apply as there are solutions for many situations.

If you are at risk in your studies because of political issues, you may qualify for the DAAD Hilde-Domin-Programm. For application please contact Academy HERE AHEAD

Nearly all undergraduate courses need a very good command of German (Level C1). If you still have to learn for this, you can apply for „:here studies“ at the  Academy Here Ahead. Of course you can also apply for the regular preparation studies at UB.

The University of Bremen offers a number of English taught Master courses. The proof of German language knowledge is suspended for all this courses.

If you have already earned credit points for studies the specific exams can be accepted at Uni-Bremen if they match to the curriculum here. The official recognition will take place after matriculation. You can find information about the content of your study course at UB here.

If you had to interupt your university tudies in Ukraine, you may apply as visiting student for the coming winter semester until end of September. You have to receive the acceptance of the faculty Additionally language skills on level B2 (GER) in the language of instruction (German or English) are required.

The application is executed by the Student Office.

The DAAD provides Information at the National Academic Contact Point Ukraine.

Handbook Germany also launched a special website.  

The municipality of Bremen information website.

The DAAD offers free support for Ukrainian students in risks.

In addition to the offer of online self-study courses, in which students can learn the German language, the DAAD also offers the opportunity to participate in study aptitude tests for free.

Further information on the support offers as well as information on registration and free booking can be found on the DAAD website

Information for Students at Uni-Bremen

There are no restrictions for continuing studies or matriculation.

There are some extra options concerning the residence permit. Please contact the migration office in charge if needed. (For those residing in the munipicality Bremen: BSU)

These students can prolongue their stay. Please contact your faculty and the student office.

Ukrainian students can apply for a residence permit according to § 24 Aufenthaltsgesetz. This provides access to the social security system and "BAföG" (a kind off study loan). In Bremen the Studierendenwerk is responsible for BAföG. Before changing your student visa, please ask at BSU and Studierendenwerk for counselling.

International students in financial problems may apply for an emergency support at the Xenos e.V. or International Office ( There are also other institutions offering help.

Students directly or indirectly affected by the war may face mental difficulties. The Psychological Counselling (PTB)  of the Studierendenwerk is providing help and support.

Information for Researchers

The University of Bremen wants to support colleagues who are no longer able to work in their home country because they are being threatened or persecuted. Therefore, the University of Bremen would like to offer foreign colleagues the opportunities to continue their work at German universities, scientific institutions and non-university research institutions.

At the University of Bremen, scientists who are at risk have the opportunity to organize guest stays independently and in dialogue with the department. The Bremen Early Career Researcher Development (BYRD) at the University of Bremen will be happy to answer any questions you may have. All further information can be found here:

International Office


Prospective students:

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UB-Students and other requests:

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If you would like to help

General Opportunities

Herz für die Ukraine e.V. (Ukrainian and German activists in the Bremen/Hanover area, are committed to medical and humanitarian aid for Ukraine)

10 ways for Bremen citizens to help the people of Ukraine -  buten un binnen article in german

Provide accommodation for refugees? What you need to consider - buten un binnen article in german

Zukunft Wohnen - Provide a home for refugees in Bremen

Gemeinsam in Bremen - Commitment by and for (new) citizens of Bremen

Information collection with offers in Bremen and Bremerhaven

With a University Connection

Funding program „Lernen und Lehre sichern. Fokus Ukraine“ by Stiftung Innovation in der Hochschullehre

The Research Centre for East European Studies at the University of Bremen is asking for donations for its own scholarship program/ Hans Koschnick Scholarships

Science for Ukraine